While Justin Bieber’s Instagram rests in peace (for now), it’s been quite the task to keep tabs on the dude. But fear not, his hiatus doesn’t extend to IRL: While you were sleeping, Biebs stepped into BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge for the first time ever, performing a whole set for the Brits. And in keeping with Live Lounge tradition, he also trotted out a couple of his tried-and-true covers. First, he sang Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” (one of his favorite songs, apparently), handling the acoustic guitar himself. It’s a song he covered throughout his Purpose Tour and, sure, it starts off with a hiccup — but once he finds his groove, prepare to involuntarily swoon.
Next up: 2Pac’s “Thugz Mansion.” We know what you’re thinking and, before you cast doubt, remember that Biebs is a sworn hip-hop head who previously rapped a verse from this song years ago on live radio … in New York! The Biebs does not mess around and, here, he raps two verses plus the hook, only flubbing Pac’s lyrics twice. Shed a thug tear, it’s fine.